Vitalant , formerly United Blood Services, has issued a statement about just how low blood supply in San Angelo and Tom Green County is.

The statement says “The blood supply is at 1.5 days with 3 being optimum. The blood supply level continues to plummet with each passing day as more and more mobile blood drives are cancelling. At the Vitalant donation center, Monday was very busy – however Tuesday and Wednesday – only a handful of people donated. This trend needs to change at once – with more and more people donating to stave off the looming health care crisis – very little or no blood available.”

That being said, the need is great and everyone is encouraged to please give blood. Vitalant donation center is located at 2020 W. Beauregard. They have extended their hours as follows for your convenience.

Mon-Thurs, 10 am-8 pm                                                                                                  Fri-Sat, 8 Am-5 pm                                                                                                        Sun, 8 am-12:30 pm

For more information or to make an appointment, call 325-223-7500. Walk-ins are welcome! Just click on this link to make an appointment https://www.vitalant.org/Home.aspx “